TRILATERAL COOPERATION

Topic

Promoting peace and co-prosperity among
China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea

Intellectual Property Rights

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Ministerial Meetings

TRIPO Heads Meeting Latest Event : 2020.12.01
20th TRIPO Heads Meeting
  • 2020.12.01
  • Seoul, Korea (Online)
■ Participants
- Commissioner KIM Yongrae, Korean Intellectual Property Officer (KIPO)
- Commissioner SHEN Changyu, China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA)
- Commissioner KASUTANI Toshihide, Japan Patent Office (JPO)

■ Agenda
1. Cooperation on Human Resource Development (JPO lead) - Heads Meeting of INPIT, CIPTC and IIPTI
2. Cooperation on Trademark (JPO lead) - Trademark Experts Meeting - TM Symposium (postponed to next year)
3. Cooperation on Trial and Appeal (JPO lead) - Experts Group for Trial and Appeal
4. Cooperation on Design (KIPO lead) - Design Forum (postponed to next year)
5. Future Cooperation (KIPO lead) - 10-Year Vision for Trilateral IP Cooperation - Current Cooperation with ASEAN

■ Documents
Record of Discussion of the 20th TRIPO Heads Meeting among CNIPA, JPO and KIPO
19th TRIPO Heads Meeting
  • 2019.12.04
  • Kobe, Japan
■ Participants
- Japan: Japan Patent Office (JPO),
- ROK: Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO)
- China: China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA)
18th TRIPO Heads Meeting
  • 2018.12.13
  • Wuhan, China
■ Participants
- Commissioner SHEN Changyu, China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA)
- Commissioner MUNAKATA Naoko, Japan Patent Office (JPO)
- Commissioner PARK Won-joo, Korean Intellectual Property Officer (KIPO)

■ Agenda
1. Review of the TRIPO cooperation in 2018
- Cooperation in the field of trial and apeal
- Cooperation in the field of design
- Cooperation in the field of human resources
2. Website of TRIPO cooperation
3. TRIPO User Symposium
4. Future cooperation mechanism and operation methods
5. Activities for next year's TRIPO cooper​ation

■ Documents
Record of Discussion of the 18th TRIPO Heads Meeting among CNIPA, JPO and KIPO
17th TRIPO Heads Meeting
  • 2017.12.07
  • Jeju, Korea
■Participants
China: State Intellectual Property Office
Japan: Japan Patent Office
ROK: Korean Intellectual Property Office

■Outcome
1) Cooperation on patent examination
The three offices approved and decided to release the result of the comparative study on administrative system for dispute resolution on patent in the three countries.
2) Framework on Trilateral IP cooperation
The three offices agreed on the annual revision of the framework to promote the trilateral cooperation focusing on the priority areas.
16th TRIPO Heads Meeting
  • 2016.12.01
  • Japan
■Participants
China: State Intellectual Property Office
Japan: Japan Patent Office
ROK: Korean Intellectual Property Office

■Outcome
1. Introduced each country’s current status in the field of Intellectual Property (IP) and had in-depth discussions on various topics for trilateral cooperation activities.
2. Shared a common view to further strengthen trilateral cooperation among the three offices considering the fact that the three countries account for 57% of the patent applications from the world.
3. Held the Japan-Korea-China IP Symposium back-to-back with the Policy Dialogue on the next day featuring presentations and a panel discussion with the participation of judges, knowledgeable experts, and government officials from the three countries to offer an opportunity to discuss the latest trends in IP protection by the administrative and judicial bodies of each country.
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Director-Generals' Meetings

Heads Meeting of IP Training Centers Latest Event : 2020.09.01
11th Heads Meeting of IP Training Centers
  • 2020.09.01
  • Korea (Online)
■Participants :
​International Intellectual Property Training Institute (IIPTI), the China Intellectual Property Training Center (CIPTC) and the National Center for Industrial Property Information and Training (INPIT)
10th Heads Meeting of IP Training Centers
  • 2019.10.30
9th Heads Meeting of IP Training Centers
  • 2018.12.12
  • Wuhan, China
■Participants
China: China Intellectual Property Training Center
Japan: National Center for Industrial Property Information and Training
ROK: Intellectual Property Training Institute
8th Heads Meeting of IP Training Centers
  • 2017.09.01
  • Osaka, Japan
■Participants
China: China Intellectual Property Training Center
Japan: National Center for Industrial Property Information and Training
ROK: Intellectual Property Training Institute
7th Heads Meeting of IP Training Centers
  • 2016.11.23
  • Seoul, Korea
■Participants
China: China Intellectual Property Training Center
Japan: National Center for Industrial Property Information and Training
ROK: Intellectual Property Training Institute
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Working-Level Meetings

Joint Experts Group of Automation (JEGA) Latest Event : 2016.10.19
14th Joint Experts Group of Automation (JEGA)
  • 2016.10.19
  • Tokyo, Japan
■Participants
China: State Intellectual Property Office
Japan: Japan Patent Office
ROK: Korean Intellectual Property Office

■Agenda
IP Office Exchange and Development Plans

■Outcome
1) Exchange information on the current situation and development of the automation work in each IP office
2) Discuss cooperative plans in the field of automation among the three offices based on meeting documents
3) Submit the cooperative plans discussed and agreed at JEGA meetings to the TRIPO Heads Meeting
4) Carry out any plans approved by the TRIPO Heads Meeting
13th Joint Experts Group of Automation (JEGA)
  • 2015.08.12
  • Beijing, China
■Participants
China: State Intellectual Property Office
Japan: Japan Patent Office
ROK: Korean Intellectual Property Office

■Agenda
IP Office Exchange and Development Plans

■Outcome
1) Exchange information on the current situation and development of the automation work in each IP office
2) Discuss cooperative plans in the field of automation among the three offices based on meeting documents
3) Submit the cooperative plans discussed and agreed at JEGA meetings to the TRIPO Heads Meeting
4) Carry out any plans approved by the TRIPO Heads Meeting
12th Joint Experts Group of Automation (JEGA)
  • 2014.09.24
  • Daejeon, Korea
■Participants
China: State Intellectual Property Office
Japan: Japan Patent Office
ROK: Korean Intellectual Property Office

■Agenda
IP Office Exchange and Development Plans

■Outcome
1) Exchange information on the current situation and development of the automation work in each IP office
2) Discuss cooperative plans in the field of automation among the three offices based on meeting documents
3) Submit the cooperative plans discussed and agreed at JEGA meetings to the TRIPO Heads Meeting
4) Carry out any plans approved by the TRIPO Heads Meeting
11th Joint Experts Group of Automation (JEGA)
  • 2013.07.31
  • Tokyo, Japan
■Participants
China: State Intellectual Property Office
Japan: Japan Patent Office
ROK: Korean Intellectual Property Office

■Agenda
IP Office Exchange and Development Plans

■Outcome
1) Exchange information on the current situation and development of the automation work in each IP office
2) Discuss cooperative plans in the field of automation among the three offices based on meeting documents
3) Submit the cooperative plans discussed and agreed at JEGA meetings to the TRIPO Heads Meeting
4) Carry out any plans approved by the TRIPO Heads Meeting
10th Joint Experts Group of Automation (JEGA)
  • 2012.10.17
  • Beijing, China
■Participants
China: State Intellectual Property Office
Japan: Japan Patent Office
ROK: Korean Intellectual Property Office

■Agenda
IP Office Exchange and Development Plans

■Outcome
1) Exchange information on the current situation and development of the automation work in each IP office
2) Discuss cooperative plans in the field of automation among the three offices based on meeting documents
3) Submit the cooperative plans discussed and agreed at JEGA meetings to the TRIPO Heads Meeting
4) Carry out any plans approved by the TRIPO Heads Meeting
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Working Groups’ Meeting on the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Latest Event : 2018.06.27
7th Working Groups’ Meeting on the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
  • 2018.06.27
  • Ningbo,China
■Participants
• China: Ministry of the General Administration of Customs
• Japan: Ministry of Finance
• ROK: Korea Customs Service
6th Working Groups’ Meeting on the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
  • 2016.01.01
5th Working Groups’ Meeting on the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
  • 2011.01.01
  • Korea
■Participants
China: Ministry of the General Administration of Customs
Japan: Ministry of Finance
ROK: Korea Customs Service

■Agenda
1. Conducted a joint operation based on the Fake Zero Projects among Shanghai Customs, Tokyo Customs and Incheon Customs.
2. Intensified their surveillance and inspection on IPR infringement.
4th Working Groups’ Meeting on the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
  • 2010.01.01
  • Japan
■Participants
China: Ministry of the General Administration of Customs
Japan: Ministry of Finance
ROK: Korea Customs Service

■Agenda
1. Revised and adopted the Action Plan of the Tripartite Customs Cooperation.
2. Joint operations will be conducted twice a year before the 6th IPR working group in 2012, according to the revised Action Plan.
3rd Working Groups’ Meeting on the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
  • 2009.01.01
  • China
■Participants
China: Ministry of the General Administration of Customs
Japan: Ministry of Finance
ROK: Korea Customs Service
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Joint Experts Group of Patent Examination (JEGPE) Latest Event : 2016.11.07
8th Joint Experts Group of Patent Examination (JEGPE)
  • 2016.11.07
  • Tokyo, Japan
■Participants
China: State Intellectual Property Office
Japan: Japan Patent Office
ROK: Korean Intellectual Property Office

■Agenda
Comparative research with case studies on Patent Examination standards and law
7th Joint Experts Group of Patent Examination (JEGPE)
  • 2015.08.27
  • Beijing, China
■Participants
China: State Intellectual Property Office
Japan: Japan Patent Office
ROK: Korean Intellectual Property Office

■Agenda
Comparative research with case studies on Patent Examination standards and law
6th Joint Experts Group of Patent Examination (JEGPE)
  • 2014.09.18
  • Daejeon, Korea
■Participants
China: State Intellectual Property Office
Japan: Japan Patent Office
ROK: Korean Intellectual Property Office

■Agenda
Comparative research with case studies on Patent Examination standards and law
5th Joint Experts Group of Patent Examination (JEGPE)
  • 2013.09.05
  • Tokyo, Japan
■Participants
China: State Intellectual Property Office
Japan: Japan Patent Office
ROK: Korean Intellectual Property Office

■Agenda
Comparative research with case studies on Patent Examination standards and law
4th Joint Experts Group of Patent Examination (JEGPE)
  • 2012.09.01
  • Beijing, China
■Participants
China: State Intellectual Property Office
Japan: Japan Patent Office
ROK: Korean Intellectual Property Office

■Agenda
Comparative research with case studies on Patent Examination standards and law
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Joint Experts Group for Trial and Appeal (JEGTA) & Administrative Judge Exchange Program Latest Event : 2020.11.01
7th Joint Expert Group for Trial and Appeal (JEGTA)
  • 2020.11.01
Participants
- Japan : Japan Patent Office (JPO),
- ROK : Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO)
- China : China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA)
6th Joint Experts Group for Trial and Appeal (JEGTA)
  • 2018.9.20
  • Beijing, China
5th Joint Experts Group for Trial and Appeal (JEGTA)
  • 2017.9.27
  • Daejeon, Korea
2nd JEGTA & Administrative Judge Exchange Program
  • 2017.09.26
  • Daejeon, Korea
4th Joint Experts Group for Trial and Appeal (JEGTA)
  • 2016.9.6
  • Tokyo, Japan
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TRIPO User Symposium Latest Event : 2020.12.01
8th TRIPO User Symposium
  • 2020.12.01
  • Online
​​Commissioners and staffs of KIPO, CNIPA and JPO.

Audiences participated through online.
7th TRIPO User Symposium
  • 2019.12.04
  • Kobe, Japan
■ Agenda
•​​Latest trends in administrative and judicial protection system of IP
6th TRIPO User Symposium
  • 2018.12.13
  • Wuhan, China
■ Participants
• China: National Intellectual Property Administration, PRC
• Japan: Japan Patent Office
• ROK: Korea Intellectual Property Office
5th TRIPO User Symposium
  • 2017.11.7
  • Jeju, Korea
■ Participants
• China: National Intellectual Property Administration, PRC
• Japan: Japan Patent Office
• ROK: Korea Intellectual Property Office

■ Agenda
Experts from CJK countries did presentations and discussion about IPR strategy towards 4th industrial revolution
4th TRIPO User Symposium
  • 2016.12.13
■ Participants
• China: National Intellectual Property Administration, PRC
• Japan: Japan Patent Office
• ROK: Korea Intellectual Property Office

■ Agenda
Experts from CJK countries did presentations and discussion about the latest trends in IP protection by the administrative and judicial bodies of each country.
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TC Activities

China-Japan-Korea Design Forum Latest Event : 2019.05.26
10th China-Japan-Korea Design Forum
  • 2019.05.26
  • Wuxi, China
■Participants
​​​representative from IP offices of China, Japan, and ROK and experts
9th Japan-China-Korea Design Forum
  • 2018.05.24
  • Tokyo, Japan
■Participants
​​IP offices of China, Japan, and the ROK and executive managers working at global companies of the three countries

■Agenda
​​Future of Design Management and Design Protection System
8th China-Japan-Korea Design Forum
  • 2017.05.16
  • Seoul, Korea
■Participants
•China: State Intellectual Property Office
•Japan: Japan Patent Office
•ROK: Korean Intellectual Property Office

■Agenda
​Under the theme of “Legal protection of Character Designs,” representatives from IP offices of China, Japan, and the ROK and experts from private sectors of the three countries exchanged the view on the intellectual property of character designs.